Say hello to fall at the Hammock Bay Pumpkin Patch, October 9, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Hammock Bay Town Green. This event is open to the public. Attendees will be able to purchase pumpkins, corn stalks, hay bales, boiled and raw peanuts, yellow squash, sweet potatoes, and more. Pumpkins and produce provided by Walton Springs Farm. Food trucks – Bookies Breakfast Camp, The Funky Mermaid, and Repicci’s Real Italian Ice and Gelato, will be at the event serving the people. Dion Jones and the Neon Tears will play on the stage from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Additional info and more at hammockbaypumpkinpatch.com.
Sponsored by Walton Springs Farm, The Griffith Rosado Real Estate Group, Shear Perfection Salon, and Clutch Media Works.
About Walton Springs Farm:
Joel R. McCrory and Muriel McCrory purchased the land for Walton Springs Farm in DeFuniak Springs in 1998 as a getaway from the city and to get back to their cherished, simple roots. After a year of hard work and cleaning up the overgrown 50-acre farm, the McCrory’s started farming the land. They cultivated the ground and grew vegetables, adding new varieties every year. They also pitched in sunflowers, seeds, bulbs, and dazzling new varieties that were not available locally.
Mr. McCrory lovingly grew sunflowers for his wife as they were her favorite. Walton Springs Farm became well-known by the locals for the stunning fields of sunflowers grown along US Highway 331 that bordered the farm. Locals and tourists alike would often stop to admire and take photos among the sunflowers. Mr. McCrory was also well-known as ‘The Sweet Potato Man.’ Each week he set up his roadside produce stand on State Highway 83 across from the fairgrounds with delicious sweet potatoes, produce, and flowers.
After many years and many memories farming the land at Walton Springs Farm, the McCrory’s sons and grandson now manage the farm, the roadside produce stand, and the community farmers market events.
About Hammock Bay:
Hammock Bay is located in Freeport, Florida, just north of the sugary, white-sand beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico in South Walton. A 3,000-acre bay front master-planned residential community nestled in the quiet surroundings of Freeport, Hammock Bay has all the first-class amenities typically found in popular resorts and communities.
Courtney Blackerby, Event Director
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